I am a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding next weekend. We are all getting ready at the bride’s parent’s house which is also where the wedding will be held. The bride will have her hair done by another Bridesmaid or Best Man who is a hair stylist. The stylist will be at another wedding that day too so she has no time to do my hair. Everyone else is doing their own, no updos, a lot of them have short hair. Mine is long and fine and doesn’t hold a style well for long periods of time. I want my hair to look good from pics before the ceremony through the duration of the reception (which is all outdoors). I don’t want it to look like it does everyday. I need inspiration for a style I can do myself easily and that won’t look messy after a few hours. Below is a recent pic of my hair (I am on the left), it will be a more toned down shade of blonde though (recently went from brunette to blonde and it’s quite the process). The Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is a short silver and black sparkly cocktail style. Thanks ladies!
Do you ever curl your hair? I think some large barrell curls would look gorgeous. Could any of the other BMs help you with your hair? Or could you make an appointment with an outside salon that morning to have your hair done, and meet up with the other gals to finish getting ready?
I also have rather fine hair and have found that using a minimal amount of conditioner (about 1/5 what I usually would, just enough to keep it from being an awful tangly mess) helps my hair hold curls immeasurably.
I would probably do loose spiral waves/curls and pin one side back with a sparkly clip to match your dress. But I tend to be kind of a minimalist with my hairstyles. Mostly just wanted to tell you how pretty your hair is 🙂
@milesbella: I do curl it but it usually falls flat after a few hours. I’m thinking a ton of hairspray but worried it’ll look messy with wind or heat. I don’t really wanna go to a salon, the wedding is not local and I’ll already be busy getting my daughter (the flower girl) ready. I think it’s also important to the bride we all get ready together. I usually stick to updos for formal occasions so I feel a little lost.
For weddings I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man in – if we don’t do our hair together, I always go before the getting ready events and show up post-salon visit with my hair done… could that be an option for you?
@S.H.: Aww thanks! That’s a good idea about the rhinestone clip, maybe I will do a trial run this weekend. I will have to buy hairspray, I seriously never use it. I usually just straighten my hair or curl the ends a little.
Will your hair “wave”…what about braiding it wet the night before and wearing it crinkly…it will look more wavy and not like tight crimps from back in the day!! lol. I live in Florida where its extremely humid and even if it did “fall” it would still have a wave to it and it could be worn as a nice tousseled style with a cute clip or low side pony…
My BM’s were expected to do their own hair and they all did really simpley styles. One of my girls admitted she couldn’t do hair to save her life and another girl offered to help. In the end they did a really loose but pretty side pony that was simple enough but it looked amazing. She parted her hair on the side and put a really pretty hair flower in it. Honestly, it was perfect. Don’t feel like you need to do a ton! Do something simple and elegant and you will look amazing.
My hair is naturally wavy and actually looks a lot like that pic if I just let it dry naturally. I wear it like that when I’m too lazy to do it but to me it feels casual and beachy. I want something that looks more “done” and not so everyday.
A friend of mine had her hair in a chignon for her wedding. She loved it so much she googled it on You Tube and was actually able to redo it herself for another friends wedding. She said it is VERY simple. Something about making two pony tails and twisting and pinning. I would try looking it up on You Tube! You could practice at home.
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